Karman Kaur Thandi overcame a spirited problem from Sahaja Yamalapalli for a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 victory within the first spherical of the $25,000 ITF ladies’s tennis match on the Tennis Project in Baliawas on Tuesday.
On a day when the rain got here down closely within the morning at the beginning earlier than giving solution to a blazing spell of sunshine, the battles had been intense.
The wiry Karman impressed her opponent a lot together with her energy sport that Sahaja latched on to supply a vigorous fare — thriving on the tempo, shifting briskly, and stroking confidently. Karman additionally confronted the issue of her racquet strings breaking. Amidst all this, Karman retained her focus to place herself within the second spherical.
In one other match, Humera Baharmus bounced again from being down 2-6, 1-5 to beat Mihika Yadav in three units, in a battle of wits that was interrupted by the climate.
In doubles, top-seeded Ankita Raina and Ekaterina Yashina had been crushed 6-1, 2-6, [10-7] by Sofia Costoulas and Elena Pridankina.
Singles (first spherical): Saki Imamura (Jpn) bt Smriti Bhasin 4-6, 6-2, 6-2; Karman Kaur Thandi bt SAhaja Yamalapalli 6-3, 4-6, 6-4; Humera Baharmus bt Mihika Yadav 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Doubles (pre-quarterfinals): Sofia Costoulas (Bel) & Elena Pridankova (Rus) bt Ekaterina Yashina (Rus) & Ankita Raina 6-1, 2-6, [10-7]; Vaidehi Chaudhari & Mihika Yadav bt Sudipta Kumar & Riya Uboveja 6-4, 4-6, [10-7]; Punnin Kovapitukted (Tha) & Diana Marcinkevica (Lat) bt Kashish Bhatia & Anjali Rathi 3-6, 6-4, [10-2]; Saki Imamura (Jpn) & Priska Madelyn Nugroho (Ina) bt Smriti Bhasin & Sahaja Yamalapalli 6-1, 6-3; Gozal Ainitdinova (Kaz) & Zeel Desai bt Humera Baharmus & Jagmeet Kaur Grewal 6-1, 6-0; Luksika Kumkhum & Peangtarn Plipuech (Tha) bt Shrivalli Bhamidipaty & Nidhi Chilumula 3-6, 6-0, [10-7]; Shria Atturu (US) & Akanksha Nitture bt Arthi Muniyan & Shreya Tatavarthy 6-3, 5-7, [14-12]; Momoko Kobori & Misaki Matsuda (Jpn) bt Ishwari Matere & Bela Tamhankar 6-4, 6-1.
Qualifying singles (third and ultimate spherical): Vineetha Mummadi bt Sahira Singh 6-2, 6-1; Elena Pridankina 9Rus) bt Avishka Gupta 6-2, 6-1; Kundali Majgaine bt Shreya Tatavarthy 6-4, 6-7(5), [10-4]; Nidhi Chilumula bt Anjali Rathi 7-5, 6-2; Mansi Vadyala bt Nandini Dixit 6-3, 6-4; Ikumi Yamazaki (Jpn) bt Shria Atturu (US) 6-4, 6-4.